Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Glamorous Side of Scrapping Birthday Blog Hop


Welcome to the Glamorous Side of Scrapping Birthday Blog Hop.  If you hopped over from Jamie you're on the correct path, but if you stumbled upon this posting and want to join in the fun, start with our blog hostess Ashley - she has some prizes for hoppers so make sure you follow her instructions!

Happy Birthday to you, Ashley!!  Before I show you my paper piecing project I want to relay something about our blog hostess - Ashley introduced me to the joy of making triple-stamped cards and on one of her blog postings, she said she adored mermaids; with that in mind I created a mermaid card in honor of her using a Toodle Mermaid digi.  I'm entering her in the All That Stickles Challenge

I cut K and Co shell paper for the base layer of the card plus the technique of the triple stamp mats and SU products for stamped layering pieces.  The fun began when I used my colored pens, gel-pen, and Stickles for the fishy gal; I think her scales really stand out with the Stickles.  She was fussy cut after the coloring process. The sentiment was from my stamp stash and I finished off the card with LoveBug Creations Rumple Ribbon.




Now on with my project - we were asked to create something with a paper piecing technique so I took a Paper Piecings by Nikki pattern - Kitty in the Hat and printed her out three times to make a double-sided stand up card.  The first two printings (one was a reverse) were for the actual card and the third (I printed in sepia) was to cut out elements of the pattern so I could take some coordinating paper for my theme, lay down and trace these elements, fussy cut them, and adhere these to my pattern.

This is the finished card - after cutting the kitty and piecing the new elements to it, I dolled up kitty with some bling and LoveBug Creations Rumple Ribbon; this double bow was made with Sparky Diamonds and Black Corset from the Red Hot Lover collection. I also used a gel pen to highlight kitty's features.
 Before the piecing
 My sepia pattern and tracing.
 A close-up of Kitty in a Cat


Remember no matter how you piece your paper and rumple your ribbon, have fun with it.........cyberbirthday blessings........Mama LoveBug

Now let's see what's piecing with Connie

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21 comments:

Nancy Kirkup said...

Adorable cards!! Love how you added to the kitty and touches of bling on the mermaid!

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your projects are so cute!
I love the kitty! So adorable!
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Marianne Barkman said...

The kitty card is so precious. Love how you showed the before and after card. Triple stamping is great! i have also seen it with triple layers of pattern paper, which is also lovely. Thanks for sharing

Yvonne Morentin said...

adorable creations, love the cat in the hat... thanks for the hop and the chance to win. I am a follower...
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Christine Kiehl said...

So sweet your cards! What a party hat! Thank you for sharing Ashley's Bday with your hoppers!

scrappin2babygirls said...

cute cards love your kitty card! tfs
-jamie
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Tabetha said...

LOVE BOTH THE CARDS exspecialy the cat and the hat hat!
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PoJo said...

I love paper piecing, too! Thanks for sharing!

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Becky said...

What an adorable cat! I love the crinkle ribbon bow. Thanks for sharing!

Becky
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Suzanne Roseberry said...

Your projects are so cute! Love the paper you used! Love the mermaid for her! Fun fun projects!

New follower and fan!

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Thank you!

Amanda said...

I love both of your cards! They're both soo cute!

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Camille Short said...

This card is so cute; the color combo is great. Really nice to look at.

CraftyRia said...

Great projects! The hat is adorable.

Miranda said...

Sweet cards! Love the kitty!
Miranda :)
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Janet said...

Great cards I so love the Kitty one Too cute!
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Wendi said...

Adorable cat!!! I love your wordings too!

The Crafty Pink Turtle said...

Great project! Happy Birthday Ashley!

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Tonya said...

Cute card. Your mermaid is too cute. Happy Birthday Ashley. :-)

Thanks for joining us at All that Stickles.

Tonya ATS DT

Connie said...

Oh my gosh!! I'm not sure what I love better, your mermaid or your cat!! Those projects rock!! I have never played with Rumple ribbon but it looks cool!! New follower!
Connie
http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com

Lovebug Creations said...

Love love love both projects, Mom! You did an outstanding job...I don't know which one I like more...The sparkly mermaid...or the adorable kitty!!! hmmm...It's a toss up! ;)

Big hugs and kisses
Kim

Jamie said...

adorable!